As the footy season gets into the business end of what has been a season like no other, we take a little look into the Irish playing over here, doing us proud.
The most seasoned Irish man in the current season, Zach Touhy reigns from Laois. Touhy has the second most appearances of any Irishman for his club Geelong. One of the most attacking half-backs in the AFL competition.
A Tyrone native, playing for Essendon Football Club these days. McKenna made himself known in a starring role in Tyrone’s run to the all-Ireland Minor Football Championship in 2012. McKenna began his AFL debut in 2015, and kicked a goal with his first kick, since then he hasn’t looked back. With strong links to home, McKenna has shown the AFL audience some Gaelic Football delights, and surprises us from time to time with a Solo. The main question beign, does it count as a bounce?
McKenna has recently retired from AFL, and returned to his native Tyrone.
A newcomer on the scene, at the age of 20 Mark Keane is one to watch. Hailing from County Cork, Keane is best played as a tall defender. Keep an eye on this lad.
Is there anything nicer than an Irish accent on the television? We definitely think not. Catherine is part of the ABC Sport journalist team. She covers many sporting events and occasions with her preference being AFL – we can’t blame her!